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Labmade smallpox is possible, study shows

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Authors: Higgs ES, Dubey SA, Coller BAG, Simon JK, Bollinger L, Sorenson RA, Wilson B, Nason MC, Hensley LE Abstract The Ebola virus disease outbreak that began in Western Africa in December 2013 was unprecedented in both scope and spread, and the global response was slower and less coherent than was optimal given the scale and pace of the epidemic. Past experience with limited localized outbreaks, lack of licensed medical countermeasures, reluctance by first responders to direct scarce resources to clinical research, community resistance to outside interventions, and lack of local infrastructure were among the fac...
Source: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Curr Top Microbiol Immunol Source Type: research
We are beginning to unravel lines of communication between gut and brain. But don ’t hold your breath for the probiotic that will lift your moodHistorically, microbes have been associated with deadly diseases such as bubonic plague, smallpox and malaria. But they have had a bad press: only a tiny minority are pathogenic (capable of causing disease), and in fact many of the microbes that live on and in our bodies – especially the trillions of bacteria residing in our gut – may be beneficial, or indeed essential, for human health.Related:Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life fo...
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(Duke University) Duke scientists recently mapped out the complex molecular circuitry that enables Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes tularemia, to become virulent. Tularemia is one of the top six bioterrorism agents, alongside anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox and viral hemorrhagic fever. The new map, published in the journal Genes&Development, reveals a unique characteristic of the bacterium that could become the target of future drug development.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
The FDA is still working to protect the U.S. population from medical chicanery while some of the federal government is wasting money, frittering away time, and trying to harm people. The new target for the agency is stem cell clinics and purveyors of"regenerative medicine" (see:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patients). Below is an excerpt from the article:The Food and Drug Administration...announced a crackdown on stem-cell clinics offering unproven and potentially dangerous treatments, including an operation in California that the agency said was using the sm...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Food and Drug Administration Healthcare Business Lab Processes and Procedures Lab Regulation Lab Standards Medical Consumerism Medical Education Medical Ethics Medical Research Quality of Care Source Type: blogs
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be cleared in the United States — a “historic” action, the agency said — and one with major ramifications for patients with […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be cleared in the United States — a “historic” action, the agency said -- and one with major ramifications for patients with […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a groundbreaking cancer treatment for childhood leukemia that uses patients' own genetically altered immune cells to fight the disease. It is the first gene therapy to be allowed in the United States — a “historic” approval, the agency said. The decision clears the Novartis drug, called Kymriah, […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
U.S. Marshals on behalf of the FDA seized five vials of the Vaccinia Virus Vaccine, for use only in smallpox, from stem cell centers in California on Friday.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The FDA is cracking down on stem cell clinics that administer unproven and potentially dangerous treatments to patients, citing a California-based clinic that the regulatory watchdog said was treating cancer patients with the smallpox vaccine. Last week, the U.S. Marshals Service seized five vials of a vaccine that is reserved only for people at high risk for smallpox. The FDA said that StemImmune, a stem cell clinic in San Diego, had mixed the vaccine with fat-derived stem cells and injected it intravenously into patients’ tumors at the California Stem Cell Treatment Centers. Get the full story at our sister si...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stem Cells Source Type: news
HOUSTON — Large swaths of South Texas ground to a halt as Harvey dumped dozens of inches of rain on everything in its path. Some schools are closed until next month. Thousands of flights were canceled. Travel was stalled for anyone without a functioning boat. But some things could not wait. Particularly, the arrival of […]Related:FDA cracks down on stem-cell clinics, including one using smallpox vaccine in cancer patientsDoes talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?Fewer antibiotic prescriptions are being filled, a new analysis finds
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